The USBA National Qualifying Tournament held at Goodays Billiards In Houston Texas on April 9 ended in dramatic fashion, with Ahmet Ozan defeating Jorge Gonzalez 25-24 to win entry into the USBA 3-Cushion National Champioship. Players pictured above (L to R) Doug Deitel, Ahmet Ozan, Jorge Gonzalez and Jay Karahan

Once again 3-Cushion Billiards was prominently featured at the 2017 Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo. Held in Oaks, Pennsylvania from March 30 through April 2. Professor-Q-ball Promotions (Paul Frankel) presented a series of events all centered around 3-Cushion Billiards, culminating in a USBA National Qualifier tournament.

Former US Champion George Ashby won the Spring 2017 Professor-Q-Ball 3-Cushion Rushville Tournament held March 9-12. This was Ashby's second time as Rushville champion having won the very first event in 2013. Lupe Cruz, also a repeat winner, was 5th this year. Right behind Ashby was Fred Lamers (2nd) and Felipe Razon (3rd). More about the event and our picture gallery follows.

UPDATE: Event almost here. Starts 3/19/2017.

USBA president Mazin Shooni will host a USBA National Qualifying Tournament at his billiard room Amazin Billiards in Malden Massachusetts. The event will take place Sunday, March 19, 2017. See below for more details.

UPDATE: The event at SBE begins 3/30/2017.

Professor-Q-Ball Promotions will host a USBA National Qualifier at the Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo March 30 - April 2, 2017. Held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania this year marks the continuation of the support of the Allen Hopkins organization in helping to promote three cushion billiards in the USA.

Ertan Tarhan (left) and Robert Spicknall (2nd from left) have qualified to play in the USBA 3-Cushion National Championship. The first qualifying tournament of the 2017 season was held in Tacoma Washington as part of the annual Ken Higgins Memorial Tournament. More results from the event and our story follows.